Clutha Health First was set up by its community with the aim to ensure the continuing provision of the best possible range of services for the Clutha community. It is community owned and operated.
The hospital is in the commercial centre of Balclutha and is situated 80 km south of Dunedin. Balclutha, with a population of just under 5,000, is the geographical and service centre of the Clutha District which has a population of 18,186 people. The hospital has 17 beds, including three maternity beds and it supplies community services and a comprehensive outpatient service. It rents out space to the general practitioners, physiotherapists, lab, and X‑ray providers thus providing all those services under one roof.
Dr Rebecca Canner
Clutha Health First
Rural Medical Immersion Programme